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Plastic crisis in Myanmar: New survey reveals 119 tons of plastic enter Ayeyarwady River every day

​Source: Thant Myanmar & Flora and Fauna International Date: 16th July 2019 A new survey on plastic pollution in Myanmar conducted by Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in collaboration with Thant Myanmar reveals that 119 tons of plastic waste enter the Ayeyarwady River every day. A related stu...
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Climate Change, Sea Level Rising and Increase of Temperature Threat to Groundwater at Coastal Low Land and Ayeyarwady Delta Myanmar

​In Myanmar, Groundwater in coastal areas and delta area closed to the sea starts facing that effect. Of that sea level rising by ice, glaciers melting are causing the greatest sign of seawater intrusion to Groundwater at Ayeyarwaddy delta area in Myanmar, mostly in the lower part of widening delta ...
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Youth rush to help households as 10,000 affected by Myitkyina flooding

15 July 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER MYITKYINA — Youth and former drug users volunteered support in Myitkyina as the Ayeyarwady River broke its banks and flooded the Kachin State capital, affecting more than 10,000 people. With water rapidly rising in several quarters o...
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More than 23,000 affected by flooding so far in July

15 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - More than 23,000 people have been affected by floods as a result of heavy rains across Myanmar so far this month, according to the Disaster Management Department. Most of the casualties have been in Kachin State in northern Myanmar. More than 15,000 in Myitkyina,...
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China-led port project inches ahead in Myanmar

​CITIC-led consortium this month started legally required impact assessments but the controversial $1.3 billion mega-project is still far from a done deal ​ By Thompson Chau , Yangon 15 July 19 - Source: Asia Times - Myanmar's US$1.3 billion Kyaukphyu deep-sea port project, a China-backed scheme und...
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Kaladan project’s port and river terminal completed

12 July 19 - Source: Mizzima - The construction of Sittwe's sea-port and the inland water terminal in Paletwa has been completed, the Indian embassy said in a July 9 statement in Yangon. The sea-port and water terminal forms part of the US$484 million Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project th...
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Climate change and deep adaptation in Myanmar

12 July 19 - Source: Frontier Myanmar - The futures being sketched out for the Myanmar people pay too little attention to climate change, for which adaption strategies need to go beyond "sustainability". By ASHLEY SOUTH | FRONTIER THE IMPACT of climate change in Myanmar is likely to be immense and w...
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Villagers get diseases from waste-contaminated water

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Villagers who live near a 10-inch pipe that discharges wastewater from factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone in the Dotehtawady River have suffered health and social problems for years. Adults and children who rely on the river for bathing and household water...
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Ninety tonnes of plastic a day dumped in Ayeyarwady

10 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - About 90 tonnes of plastic waste a day are dumped in the Ayeyarwady River and another 29 tonnes in the Yangon River, said Friedor Jeske, waste management expert at Thant Myanmar. "Almost 90 tonnes of plastic trash go into the Ayeyarwady, mostly hard plastic mater...
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Flash flood warning issued in Mon State

10 July 19 - Source: Mizzima - Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department have warned residents in Mon state to be aware of floods due to rising water level in the next 24 hours, Xinhua reported. People residing near the river bank and low-lying areas are warned to take precautionary measure. Me...
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Monsoon rhapsody

09 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A young Yangonite looked up at a darkened sky above. The wind drove a bank of black clouds immediately overhead, and his face suddenly became more sullen, "Not again!" He was about to cross Sule Pagoda Road, which was congested with cars and trucks blasting their...
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Flood resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

9 July 19 - Source: CordAid - In central Myanmar, many villages and their inhabitants are in danger. Climate change is causing both excessive rainfall and prolonged drought, and the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar's lifeline, is increasingly bursting its banks. With disastrous consequences. The villagers a...
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Myanma Port Authority collecting rent from just two of nine Yangon water bus terminals

5 July 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Of the nine port terminals of the Yangon Water Bus service, the Myanma Port Authority is collecting rent from just two, said U Bo Soe, the Assistant General Manager of the port authority. "We are collecting rent of K700,000 per month from the No4 and...
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Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

05 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC's per...
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Myanmar's strategic coastline lures big Asian economies

Japan and India vie with China in construction race, but debt fears mount ​ Source: Nikkei Asian Review - July 03, 2019 07:13 JST   YANGON -- Asia's biggest economies of China, Japan and India are aggressively backing new port projects in Myanmar, seeking to gain a foothold on the coastline of ...
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